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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Welcome Spring!

Welcome Spring!

Monday, March 19, 2018

Fish Soup

Good morning,

My Honey made fish soup on St. Patrick's Day and it was oh, so good!

We considered adding a little green food coloring, but decided the green bowl was enough to celebrate the holiday.  ;)



Sunday, March 18, 2018

CNC Project Preview

Good morning,

Kjell has programmed his CNC machine to engrave a lovely design in walnut wood for the top of a hand crafted box.  Seeing how the machine engraves the designs he prepares on his computer is incredible!

Stay tuned!


Saturday, March 17, 2018

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Good morning and Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Today's the day for the wearing of the green.  We're all Irish today so I'll be wearing green, but no green beer for me.  How about you?

Enjoy the day!

Friday, March 16, 2018

The Snow is Gone. The Sun is Out. But, it's always something....

Good morning,

The snow is gone and the sun is out, but it is still cool outside. 

Yesterday morning when I took the pups to the kitchen to let them out at dawn I heard a terrible thumping sound from the basement.  I went down to investigate and be sure there wasn't something happening that was critical to getting people out of the house. 

I found the noise was coming from the main furnace.  No smoke.  No bad smell.  Just noise.  So I woke my resident Chief Engineer who discovered it was one of the fans that had worked its way off the shaft.  He turned it all off at the circuit breaker and I called the heating and air folks.  I love those people.  We've used them for years and they come as soon as possible.  The fan is fixed and the main furnace is now back in service.

I'm hoping we don't need to heat the house too much longer this season.  ;)

I hope all is going smoothly where you are today.


Thursday, March 15, 2018

Boneless Ribs

Good morning,

It was still snowing yesterday morning so I baked boneless ribs in the oven. 

Basic food.  It made the house smell wonderful all day and was delicious when we finally sat down to eat.

We are so looking forward to Spring. 

All the best,

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Cincinnati Weather

Good morning,

Yes, that's snow.  No, it's not welcome here.  Yes, this is typical for Cincinnati.
That clump of daffodils is barely visible out there in the snow.  That's the same clump of daffs in the first image of yesterday's post.  *sigh*
It's a good day to stay in by the fireplace and wait for tomorrow's weather.  It just could be more like Spring.